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Understanding PostgreSQL Rules Apr 11, 2024 by Robert Gravelle

PostgreSQL, a powerful open-source relational database management system, offers various features to enhance data management and manipulation. Among these features are rules, a mechanism used to control how queries and commands are processed within the database. In this article, we will explore how PostgreSQL rules work and how they differ from triggers, with a practical example using the free DVD Rental Database.

Ensuring Data Integrity in PostgreSQL with Check Constraints Mar 25, 2024 by Robert Gravelle

Data integrity is a critical aspect of any database system, ensuring that the data stored remains accurate, consistent, and meaningful. In PostgreSQL, one powerful tool for maintaining data integrity is the use of check constraints. These constraints allow you to define rules that data must adhere to, preventing the insertion or modification of invalid data. In this article, we'll explore how to use check constraints to validate data in PostgreSQL, using the free DVD Rental Database as a reference.

Exploring PostgreSQL's Foreign Data Wrapper and Statistical Functions Mar 15, 2024 by Robert Gravelle

PostgreSQL, renowned for its robustness and extensibility, offers several helpful functions for both developers and database administrators alike. Among these functions, file_fdw_handler, file_fdw_validator, pg_stat_statements, pg_stat_statements_info, and pg_stat_statements_reset stand out as invaluable tools for enhancing database management and performance optimization. In today's blog we'll learn how to use all of these functions as well as how Navicat can help!

Exploring Advanced PostgreSQL Data Types: Part 2 Mar 8, 2024 by Robert Gravelle

Range Types

Range types offer a concise way to represent a range of values within a single database field. They find application in various domains, from temporal data to numeric intervals. In this blog article, we'll be delving into their usage (and benefits!) using both DML/SQL statements and Navicat for PostgreSQL 16.

Exploring Advanced PostgreSQL Data Types: Arrays and Enums Mar 1, 2024 by Robert Gravelle

Arrays and Enums

PostgreSQL, renowned for its extensibility and versatility, offers several data types beyond the conventional integer and string. Among these are the array and enum, which empower developers with advanced data modeling capabilities. In this blog article, we'll be delving into these sophisticated data types, demonstrating their usage and benefits within the context of the free dvdrental sample database.

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